Acupuncturists Without Borders

A Good Idea


Acupuncturists Without Borders (AWB) was established to develop and implement acupuncture based programs that help facilitate community and personal healing in the face of large-scale traumatic events and their aftermath. When left untreated, the emotional and psychological consequences of trauma have the potential to compound the damages, further unraveling lives. Acupuncture is a simple, low-cost modality offering immediate, effective, and easily accessible treatment for large numbers of people, easily adaptable for administration under a wide array of circumstances. Acupuncture has proven highly successful in helping heal the psychological consequences of trauma with studies showing outcomes comparable to cognitive behavioral therapy.

Goal / Mission

The mission of Acupuncturists Without Borders is to help alleviate suffering of people worldwide through community acupuncture treatment and training.

Results / Accomplishments

AWB has provided free acupuncture services to victims of 9/11 and Hurricane Katrina. Since September 2005, AWB has treated over 7,000 residents, relief workers and volunteers in New Orleans. AWB is currently developing a program to provide free acupuncture treatments to Iraq veterans throughout the United States.

About this Promising Practice

Primary Contact
Acupuncturists Without Borders
37 Kelly Lynn Drive
Sandia Park, NM 87047
(505) 266-3878
Health / Alternative Medicine
Health / Mental Health & Mental Disorders
Acupuncturists Without Borders
Acupuncture Today
Date of publication
Oct 2006
Date of implementation
Oct 2005
Sandia Park, NM
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